Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Be Careful When You Resign

I have resigned for 2 times in my entire life. So, what will you normally do when you resign? I guess most of us will just copy whatever necessary information from a company, won’t you? The thing that you may not aware is 99% of those copied information are useless. I bet most of you won’t border about those so called useful information after you start working in your new job, will you? But still, you want to copy just for sake of piece of mind.

Let’s see what happen to this guy “Biswamohan Pani”, I believe is an Indian guy, Ex-Intel Employee, is currently being sued by Intel for stealing company Trade Secrets Worth $1 Billion. He claims that the information that he copied is for his wife (also an Intel employee) but those information is irreverent to his wife after further investigation. Imagine he is just 33 years old and he could spend 20-30 years in rest of his life in jail. What the heck?

See the full news here: Ex-Intel Employee Steals Trade Secrets Worth $1 Billion

If you join any multinational companies and most of them will warn you about the serious of this kind issue during your new hire orientation program. The question is how many of us really care about it? Do You? Maybe you should now think about it…

5 Comments:

Michael Tsen said...

i have info worth 10 billions 10 years ago, how come no one come get me ? :) hee hee hee ....

Alvin said...

Yeap, when you work in MNC, you need to be very careful. I never copy my stuff during the last week. I always back them up, and only relevant personal stuff. That's all. No company documents, no company project. None of those.

Maybe because all the projects i worked in...all of them are shit :P

iCalvyn said...

last time i resign before get a job, kinda presure...lucky i get a job on the following month... I definitely won do this again

Rick Vaughn said...

I guess it pays to read those non-compete contracts? The problem is that these big companies think they own all ideas of their industry which makes it a very complicated process. 20 years is a long ass time for information.

ChampDog said...

@Mike
Maybe you're not lucky enough! :)

@Alvin
Then you must be leaving shit to the company then haha...

@iCalvyn
Resign before getting a job is a dangerous move but it looks like you're pretty confident then that will be fine, right?

@Rick
Yupe, 20 years of jail. Oh boy...


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